Category: Co-op News

05 Jul 2017

Homestarts is seeking a Co-op Housing Co-ordinator

Homestarts is currently hiring a  Bilingual Housing Coordinator with access to a vehicle to work at one or more housing co-operatives in the Ottawa Region. The position will be for 3 – 5 days per week, depending on preference, totaling 22.5 – 37.5 hours per week.

You can see more details at their job posting on Charity Village.

The application deadline is July 15th, 2017.

02 Jun 2017

Glenn Haddrell Co-op seeks Co-ordinator


POSITION TITLE:                      Housing Co-operative Co-ordinator

POSITION TYPE:                      Permanent, Full Time (30 hours per week)

HOURS OF WORK:                  Weekdays, one evening per week

DATE OF POSTING:                 June 2, 2017

CLOSING DATE:                       July 7, 2017

START DATE:                             No later than September 5, 2017

Glenn Haddrell Housing Co-operative is seeking to fill the full-time, permanent position of co-ordinator of an 85 unit housing co-op in the east end of the City of Ottawa. Glenn Haddrell Co-op is a beautifully maintained, inviting Co-op nestled in the east end of Ottawa, situated off Montreal Road (the intersection is Montreal and Bathgate).  The housing co-operative has stacked townhouse 85 units, a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes. Glenn Haddrell Co-op is located close to the Greenbelt with easy access to walking/biking trails. The Co-op is easily accessible by the number 12 , and many amenities are within walking distance.

Reporting to the co-op’s Board of Directors, the manager’s job will be to oversee and to be accountable for the management of the co-op’s operations. Duties will include:

  • managing the co-op’s finances,
  • developing and implementing an overall property maintenance and repair program,
  • ensuring that the co-op meets its legal obligations,
  • developing and implementing a strategy to maintain full occupancy of the co-op,
  • supporting good governance in the co-op by the board and membership, and
  • efficient administration of the co-op’s office and management of other co-op staff.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of related experience managing the operations of a not-for-profit housing corporation, including preparing annual budgets, and monthly financial reports, and completing the Annual Information Return (AIR)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft software, Lotus Notes, and Asset Planner software
  • In-depth working knowledge of rent geared to income program administration and experience working in the social housing community
  • Experience in working in a team environment and overseeing contractors
  • Extensive experience with bookkeeping accounting software (eg. Quickbooks, New Views, Simply Accounting)
  • Between two and five years of previous experience with accounting/bookkeeping
  • Knowledge of co-ops and/or non-profit housing, rent-geared-to-income (RGI) accounting, and knowledge of Housing Services Act (HSA) and the Co-operative Corporations Act

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • A highly motivated self-starter with an ability to work with limited direct supervision
  • Competencies in engaging with the general public in a friendly and professional manner
  • Strong organizational, time management, planning, and problem solving skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including cross-cultural communication
  • Experience with Board and committee support, including meeting facilitation

Asset Qualifications

  • Bilingualism (English and French) and/or ability to communicate in other languages would be considered a strength
  • College diploma/certificate in accounting
  • Knowledge and experience in asset and/or project management (eg. Capital planning)
  • Property management experience in the private sector will be an asset
  • Valid driver’s licence and access to vehicle

The co-op offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package. Please indicate salary expectations on your covering letter.

If interested, please apply in writing, by 5:00 p.m. on July 7, 2017 to:

The Hiring Committee

Glenn Haddrell Housing Co-operative

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

18 May 2017

Action Housing seeks volunteer Board Members

Action‐Logement – Ottawa, Ontario
Le 18 mai 2017
Poste de bénévole
Action‐Logement est à la recherche d’individus intéressés à se joindre au Conseil d’administration de l’organisme. Action‐Logement est un organisme charitable francophone qui se dédie à aider les individus et familles à faible revenu à trouver et à maintenir des logements locatifs sains, adéquats et abordables.
Nous sommes à la recherche de personnes bilingues faisant preuve d’expérience et de connaissances dans le domaine de l’itinérance, du logement abordable, des problèmes juridiques reliés au logement, du travail social, du leadership des entreprises, ou de l’engagement communautaire. Vous ferez partie d’une équipe efficace et dynamique, qui joue un rôle essentiel auprès des personnes vulnérables par l’entremise de la prévention de perte de logement. Les membres du Conseil sont impliqués au niveau de la supervision de l’organisme.
Le Conseil d’administration se rencontre pour environ 90 minutes après les heures de travail, 10 fois par année au bureau central de l’organisme, à Vanier.
Pour plus d’information sur le travail d’Action‐Logement, veuillez visiter notre site web au
Ceux et celles intéressés à appliquer pour le poste doivent contacter Marie‐Josée Houle en écrivant à
marie‐josee@action‐ et devront soumettre ce qui suit :
o Une lettre de présentation détaillant votre intérêt pour le Conseil d’administration d’Action‐
o Une copie de votre curriculum vitae.
Veuillez soumettre votre candidature aussitôt que possible. Le mandat de service débutera immédiatement.


Action Housing – Ottawa, ON
May 18th, 2017
Volunteer Position
Action Housing seeks individuals interested in joining our Board of Directors. Action Housing is a francophone charitable organization devoted to assisting low‐income individuals and families in finding and maintain safe, affordable and adequate rental housing.
We are looking for French‐speaking individuals who have experience and knowledge in areas of homelessness, affordable housing, housing‐related legal issues, social work, business leadership, or
community engagement. You will become part of an effective and dynamic team, instrumental in increasing the quality of life of vulnerable people through homelessness prevention. Board members are involved in the general oversight of the organization.
The Board of Directors meet for approximately 90 minutes after regular work hours ten times per year in our head office located in Vanier.
For more information on our organisation, please visit our website at www.action‐
Those interested in applying are asked to contact Marie‐Josée Houle at marie‐josee@action‐
and to submit the following:
o A cover letter outlining your interest in joining the Board of Action Housing.
o A copy of your CV.
Please submit as soon as possible. Terms of service to begin immediately.

18 May 2017

CHF Canada seeks Program Manager, Asset Management Services

The Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada) is the values-based pan-Canadian co-operative that unites and represents 900 housing co-operatives outside Quebec. Since 2014, CHF Canada has offered a range of asset management services to help member housing co-operatives understand and address the present and future capital requirements of their buildings. Organized as social enterprises, this work promotes long-term sustainability, and is intended to preserve the quality and affordability of co-operative housing in Canada.
Because of a growing workload, we are recruiting to fill a new one-year contract position of Program Manager, Asset Management Services, based in Ottawa, Toronto or Halifax.
Reporting to the Manager, Asset Management and Co-operative Services, the Program Manager will play a key role in the delivery of specific asset management services including the preparation of longterm asset management plans (including building condition analyses, financial analyses and financing/refinancing scenarios), and the procurement of technical documents and technical services on behalf of client housing cooperatives. You will also provide education and information workshops to member co-ops, and liaise with the partner organizations participating in CHF Canada’s work.
The successful candidate will have a certified engineering technologist (CET) or equivalent education and/or project management certificate or equivalent experience. In addition, you will know various computer applications, including spreadsheet analysis tools and formulae and have experience in writing technical reports. You will possess a thorough understanding of financial statements and financing related to multi-unit residential properties; demonstrated knowledge of basic building construction elements and techniques, including procurement processes, bidding requirements and related contract law; and excellent oral and written communication skills.
Availability to travel throughout Canada, and frequent evening and weekend work is required. Salary will be commensurate with experience. CHF Canada offers a values-driven workplace, excellent benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.
If interested, please apply in writing by 5:00 pm EDT, May 30, 2017 to:
Christine Seguin
Director, Finance and Administration
CHF Canada

La Fédération de l’habitation coopérative du Canada (FHCC) est la coopérative pancanadienne fondée sur des valeurs qui unit et représente 900 coopératives d’habitation à l’extérieur du Québec. Depuis 2014, la FHCC offre un éventail de services de gestion des actifs pour aider les coopératives d’habitation membres à connaître les besoins en capitaux actuels et futurs pour leurs bâtiments et à y répondre. Chapeauté par des entreprises sociales, ce travail vise à favoriser la viabilité à long terme et à préserver la qualité et l’abordabilité des coopératives d’habitation au Canada.
En raison d’une charge de travail croissante, nous cherchons à combler le nouveau poste contractuel d’un an de gestionnaire de programme, Services de gestion des actifs, basé à Ottawa, Toronto ou Halifax.
Relevant du gestionnaire, Gestion des actifs et services aux coopératives, le ou la gestionnaire de programme jouera un rôle clé dans la prestation de services précis en matière de gestion des actifs, dont la préparation de plans de gestion des actifs à long terme (y compris des analyses de l’état des bâtiments, des analyses financières et des scénarios de financement ou de refinancement), ainsi que la fourniture de documents techniques et de services techniques au nom des coopératives d’habitation clientes. Vous présenterez également des ateliers d’éducation et d’information aux coopératives membres et assurerez la liaison avec les organismes partenaires qui participent au travail de la FHCC.
Le candidat ou la candidate choisi(e) doit être un(e) technicien(ne)spécialiste agréé(e) en ingénierie (TSAI) ou avoir fait des études équivalentes ou détenir un certificat en gestion de projet ou posséder une expérience équivalente. Vous devrez également connaître diverses applications informatiques, y compris des outils d’analyse de chiffriers et des formules et avoir une expérience dans la rédaction de rapports techniques. Vous devrez posséder une connaissance approfondie des états financiers et du financement lié aux immeubles à logements multiples, une connaissance démontrée des éléments et des techniques de construction de base, y compris les processus d’approvisionnement, les exigences relatives aux soumissions et le droit contractuel connexe, ainsi que d’excellentes aptitudes pour les communications orales et écrites.
La disponibilité pour voyager à l’échelle du Canada et effectuer du travail fréquent en soirée et les fins de semaine est requise. Le salaire est déterminé en fonction de l’expérience. La FHCC offre un milieu de travail axé sur les valeurs et d’excellents avantages sociaux, et elle est un employeur qui souscrit à l’égalité d’accès à l’emploi.
Les personnes intéressées sont invitées à postuler par écrit avant 17 h HAE, le 30 mai 2017 à :
Christine Seguin
Directrice, Finances et administration
Courriel :